Loft Kits and Bunk Beds
Most beds are "bunkable," except for those in Kennedy and the upper division apartments (unless the apartment has multiple tenants per bedroom, by request of Housing). Bunking pins are available at the Plant & Construction Services Customer Service Desk (1004 N Ruby St), and the Custodial Department is always happy to assist any students who wish to bunk their beds. Please call extension 5659 (or 509-313-5659) to request that the Custodial Department bunk your beds. You will need to provide your name, building and room number, the side of the room on which you would like the beds bunked (i.e. if you are standing in the doorway looking into your room, would you like your beds on the left or the right?), and a phone number to reach you.
The University has a significant, but limited number of loft kits that may be reserved for use over the school year. These loft kits are available on a first come, first served basis. The beds at Kennedy, and any other upper division apartment are not "loftable."
To reserve a loft kit, please call extension (509) 313-5652. You will need to provide your name, building and room number, the side of the room on which you would like the bed (i.e. if you are standing in the doorway looking into your room, would you like your loft on the left or the right?), and a phone number to reach you.
Please understand that simply leaving a message does not guarantee that you will receive a loft kit. Within 36 hours of leaving a message, you will be contacted by the Custodial Department and advised of your status on the Reservation List.
The Custodial Department sets up all lofts to ensure that they are put together safely. Custodial will not leave an unassembled kit for a student to assemble, and you do not need to be in your room for your loft kit to be installed. You SHOULD NOT give your unwanted loft kit or parts of the kit to other students. The loft has been checked out in your name, and you are responsible for seeing it returned to the Custodial Department in order to avoid the $186 replacement fee. Once you have received and signed for the loft kit, you are responsible for it.
Once assembled, Custodial will leave two forms attached to the loft kit. The first form will detail how to return the loft kit at the end of the Spring semester (or earlier in the year, if you prefer). It is a good idea to keep this form to ensure that you are not charged for the loft kit. The second form will be a confirmation slip that must be filled out, signed and returned, indicating that you have received your loft and understand that it is to be returned at the end of Spring semester. This slip can be sent back to the Custodial Department through Campus Mail.
To return a loft kit, please call the message line at (509) 313-5652 and leave your name, building and room number, side of the room, and contact information, along with the information that you have a loft kit to be collected. The Custodial Department will return your call within 36 hours to confirm that you have been credited for your loft.
Below are three pictures of dorm beds, in various states of height. The first is a standard bed in its lowest position. The second shows the bed in its highest position, allowing for storage underneath the bed. The third shows a standard bed with a loft kit installed.